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  Reply # 677672 27-Aug-2012 15:38 Send private message

ScottHoogerbrug:
2. What's our network access layer made up of?

LLU and Baseband Copper.

So in the cases where we can't provide LLU because of a cabinet, Baseband is used.


Thanks for your response.

What is the difference between "baseband" and regular copper? I.E. how does that work?

Cheers




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  Reply # 677676 27-Aug-2012 15:45 Send private message

coffeebaron:
ScottHoogerbrug:
2. What's our network access layer made up of?

LLU and Baseband Copper.

So in the cases where we can't provide LLU because of a cabinet, Baseband is used.


Thanks for your response.

What is the difference between "baseband" and regular copper? I.E. how does that work?

Cheers


No worries.

Baseband is a new chorus term. Copper means we are using copper rather than fibre.

Allows us to provide voice via LLU (house to exchange) and data (house to cabinet then exchange).




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  Reply # 677677 27-Aug-2012 15:50 Send private message

Scott, thanks for coming onto geekzone and answering some of our questions. Here's hoping you stick around

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  Reply # 677680 27-Aug-2012 15:54 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: Scott, thanks for coming onto geekzone and answering some of our questions. Here's hoping you stick around


All good.

Flat out at the moment (as you can imagine) but will try get to any further questions asap.




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  Reply # 677687 27-Aug-2012 16:00 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: Scott, thanks for coming onto geekzone and answering some of our questions. Here's hoping you stick around

I'm sure Scott will stick around, Scott Started the slingshot forums sometime ago and I'm sure/think is a huge fan social media and online forums.

And Congrats from me Scott on the Job.




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  Reply # 677688 27-Aug-2012 16:03 Send private message

I will split this to a new forum later tonight.




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  Reply # 677691 27-Aug-2012 16:08 Send private message

Nebbie:
NonprayingMantis: Scott, thanks for coming onto geekzone and answering some of our questions. Here's hoping you stick around

I'm sure Scott will stick around, Scott Started the slingshot forums sometime ago and I'm sure/think is a huge fan social media and online forums.

And Congrats from me Scott on the Job.


Cheers.

Yes, used to admin the Slingshot forums a couple of years ago. Still a big fan of social and forums.

Doing some stuff similar to ideastorm with my forums at Flip. Hopefully it gets some traction!







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  Reply # 677724 27-Aug-2012 17:45 Send private message

I have moved this discussion to a new forum. Please note




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  Reply # 677733 27-Aug-2012 18:16 Send private message

Just tried a few address of friends and family around the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, as well as my own, and it isn't available to any of them. I suspect it may be mainly available to people in areas servicing higher populations?

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  Reply # 677744 27-Aug-2012 18:33 Send private message

mattwnz: Just tried a few address of friends and family around the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, as well as my own, and it isn't available to any of them. I suspect it may be mainly available to people in areas servicing higher populations?


We're based where demand and population is greatest - around 60% of NZ homes.

Make sure you register your interest, we use this information to decide where to go next.

http://flip.co.nz/sorry-cant-get-flip/




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  Reply # 677772 27-Aug-2012 19:31 Send private message

ScottHoogerbrug: We are a separate business when it comes to down to it - have our own offices, infrastructure and Slingshot are our competition!


I'd say more of a sister company than anything, considering CallPlus own both!










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  Reply # 677878 27-Aug-2012 22:47 Send private message

I like the concept, and it goes to show how broadband is becoming a commodity item.

I am surprised that Callplus would launch a 2nd sub-brand, but I'm sure there is a perfectly valid strategy for it.

I'm guessing the intention is to lift monthly user spend as Slingshot is actually cheaper once you get to 25GB, which lets be honest isn't very hard to do. Perhaps Flip is a way of getting around any negative perception people may have of slingshot from the past. 

I'm going to watch this and see where it leads as I suspect we'll see others try follow the same model.

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  Reply # 677960 28-Aug-2012 08:59 Send private message

Peppery:
ScottHoogerbrug: We are a separate business when it comes to down to it - have our own offices, infrastructure and Slingshot are our competition!


I'd say more of a sister company than anything, considering CallPlus own both!



You could look at it that way. 

Thing to note is: we're not sharing resources and will be pinching market share of each other.




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  Reply # 678626 29-Aug-2012 10:23 Send private message

Hey guys,

We're doing an offer to celebrate the successful launch of Flip.

First 50 people to join us get a $50 top up credit once activated, starting right now.

Our existing customers will be getting the credit too so it's win win. They don't count towards the first 50 either.

Boom.




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Reply # 678633 29-Aug-2012 10:38 Send private message

hamish225: I'm sure the com com will be fine with it, it very clearly states it's a freebie that comes with a landline... witch costs less than what a landline is with slingshot, so i see no problem here.


Does it come with a pointy hat and broom stick?

John




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